Design Students Give Their Interpretation Of The Future Of Hotel Furniture

Design Students Give Their Interpretation Of The Future Of Hotel Furniture
Design

Students from ECAL presented their unique designs for what a hotel should provide for guests to give them a more comfortable experience

Zack Palm
  • 3 may 2017

Homes encompass a variety of different rooms, each with a distinct personality depending on the room’s purpose. In hotels, the purpose of rooms is usually to store their items or sleep. A furniture fair in Milan, Salone del Mobile, showcased designs from ECAL students who created futuristic, one-of-a-kind furniture that would break up the monotonous room designs many hotels have.

The students came up with a variety of designs—many of them to provide a higher level of convenience. One of the design students, Célia Steinmetz, created a bed that has a series of cubbies installed along the base to provide guests the option to store items and keep them within reach. Another student, Nathan Gramage, ideated a headboard of a bed to fold out to become back rest, allowing a guest to lean into their beds while watching television, reading or working on their laptop.

Although some students focused on improving the bed, others invented brand new things for guests to use such as circular pillows that can link with others like it, designed by Marie Cornil. A guest can link as many of these pillows together as they want to provide comfort in any position they choose to make lying on a bed or couch with a significant other easier. Another student, Marina Daguet, did away with the common couch and instead designed stylized pillows in the shapes of a triangle and circle. A guest can change the formation of the pillows to any format they’d find comfortable, or place them around their hotel for multiple guests to use.

The students also went beyond the bed and furniture of a room, expanding out to the more common items a guest would find in a hotel room, such as slippers or robes. Jonas Béguin thought up a way to improve the conventional slippers by making them closely resemble large pillows with straps around them. Yohanna Rieckhoff, on the other hand,  crafted pajamas in black and white patterns.

ECAL Designs

Homes encompass a variety of different rooms, each with a distinct personality depending on the room’s purpose. In hotels, the purpose of rooms is usually to store their items or sleep. A furniture fair in Milan, Salone del Mobile, showcased designs from ECAL students who created futuristic, one-of-a-kind furniture that would break up the monotonous room designs many hotels have.

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